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My name is Abby and I am the owner and head trainer at No Bones About It Pet Care. I have over nine years of experience as a canine-trainer, including relationship-building, socialization, leash aggression (reactivity), separation anxiety, resource guarding, puppy training and off-leash reliability. Equipped with strong intuition, clear communication, and professional knowledge, I have experience dealing with a spectrum of dog temperaments, energy-levels, breeds, and ages. My specialties include working and rehabilitating fearful or feral dogs. Every dog is unique thus my technique and training style correspondingly differs depending on my assessment of a dog. My training techniques are varied; some are treat-based if I’m teaching a command but I use play as a form of training to tap into your dogs gentics and get the best out of them. I employ body language and physical pressure, a language dogs understand all too well, as tools to communicate, using a calm yet assertive demeanor.
I consider myself a “forever student” in the field of dog behavior and psychology, attending workshops and trainings throughout the year held by preeminent leaders in this sector. My passion is fueled by my desire to help build relationships between my clients and their dogs so that their “language” and needs, both physical and psychological, are communicated to their owners so that they can lead happy and healthy lives.
My dedication to helping my clients is unparalleled and I go above and beyond the call of duty. I facilitate and nurture strong bonds with every dog I work with by spending time building our relationship first so that I have a better understanding of the dog’s challenges. As in any relationship, trust is key and takes time to build and gain. While it does not happen overnight, it is possible through patience, consistency, and diligently working at the dog’s pace.
While it goes without saying, I am a life-long dog lover and rescuer, including my own three dogs. After a series of life-changing events while pursuing a music career in New York City, I adopted my first dog, Brooklyn, who subsequently changed my life and the lives of other dogs as my premier “helper” dog. When Brooklyn hit six months, he and I packed our things in 2013 and drove cross-country to Los Angeles, my hometown, and that was the beginnings of No Bones About It Pet Care.
Group classes meet every weekend and are desgined to safely socialize dogs in a structured environment all while learning the fundamentals of training. They are fun, informative and discounted. We address and learn all about loose leash walks, eye contact and engagement as well as using your body to communicate to your dog.
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen" -Orhan Pamuk
Whether you are local to Texas, out of state or even out of the country, I offer virtual sessions. They are just as beneficial as in-person sessions. During your initial assessment we will talk about your challenges and goals with your dog. Once we set some goals, I'll design a training program that's perfect for your needs.
During your initial assessment, we will discuss the challenges your dog is presenting and talk about your goals to help you find solutions. I will help you reach your goals and teach you how to live a happy, fulfilling life with your dog. Our 90 minute assessment is required before any training begins to examine the relationship between you and your dog.
Invest in your dog. Programs are designed with your needs in mind. Are you embarrassed when your dog lunges and reacts on leash? Are you concerned your jumping dog is going to injure a child or an elderly family member? Do you dream of having the ability of taking your dog on family trips? Did you just get a new puppy and don't know where to start on your training journey? Has life been stressful because you can't leave home due to your dogs separation anxiety? Programs offer lifetime support..
Our puppy program (3-6 mo) sets you up for success from the day you bring in your new puppy. This program addresses pottytraining, socialization, exposure training, crate training, relationship building andwhat to expect the first 6 months of your puppy's life with you. This program offers support throughout the entire process and you'll never have to feel alone.
As your puppy turns the corner into adolescence, their personality, temperament and needs will change. They will be in the exploration stage of their young life. Without proper guidance and leadership, this is when puppies turned adolescents begin to make poor choices such as jumping, rude social behavior and fear based behavior. Before you see these behaviors in your dog, jump on the chance to nip them in the bud before they turn into life long unruly management issues.
Our 2 week B&T teaches your dog the basics such as sit, down, crate training, and loose leash walks. Completion of B&T offers lifetime support. For dogs with no behavioral issues.
Our 3 week B&T program teaches commands such as come, extended down stay, long distance down stay, leave it, drop it and addresses jumping on guests and family. Completion of B&T offers lifetime support.
Our 4 week B&T option is for dogs with more intense behavioral challenges such as separation anxiety, leash reactivity, resource guarding and other fear based behavior. Completion of B&T offers lifetime support. Clients will be required to attend weekly sessions.
ALL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HANDLE THE DOG MUST BE PRESENT FOR TRAINING SESSIONS.
We believe dogs understand how to "dog." They have an innate gift of living in the moment and a language all their own. They communicate with the slightest movement of their bodies or a subtle glance of the eyes to relay a message to other dogs or humans. It is our job to guide and teach them how to live in our complicated human world. Let us help you understand your dogs needs and language. We will educate you on how to coexist with them in your home without the confusion and pressure we impose on them and on ourselves. DOG TRAINING